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  1. Jun 23,  · This is a solargraph captured from Antarctica. The lines you see show the paths the Sun took across the sky during the six months this photo was being exposed. Solarcan founder Sam Cornwell.
  2. Antarctica: the enigmatic, romantic, remote white continent. Antarctica lies at the bottom of the world and all waters south of 60°S latitude are designated Antarctic, where no country owns the land and where only scientific and peaceful operations may take place. Military activity is banned in Antarctica, and it is a haven for wildlife.
  3. A slab of ice larger than the continental United States smothers much of East Antarctica. Draining from the East Antarctic Ice Sheet is a river of ice nearly kilometers long. This stream, the Recovery Ice Stream, slides roughly 35 billion tons of ice into the ocean .
  4. Antarctica is a continent situated in the southern hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent.
  5. Despite Antarctica's size, larger than the United States and Mexico combined, its very existence as a continent was not established definitely until the s. It was before humans first wintered on antarctic shores and before Amundsen (and, shortly thereafter, Scott) reached the South Pole.
  6. Mar 20,  · Antarctica, the coldest climate on earth, has always been shrouded in mystery. What we do know is it’s a desolate region and is the world’s fifth largest continent, with percent of its body covered in ice. East Antarctica is around the size of Australia and the West is made up of a series of frozen islands stretching towards South America’s southern tip.
  7. Antarctica was enjoying summer when this image was taken. During the summer, sunlight shines on the continent constantly. Winter is dark. For this reason, MODIS can only image Antarctica during the summer. Flying on both the Aqua and Terra satellites, MODIS orbits the Earth from north to south, passing over Antarctica many times every day.

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